Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Thursday, January 26, 2012

What Is In Your First Aid Kit?

Here is what I carry for Search and Rescue.

The following lists the minimum First Aid gear that I am required to keep in my pack.

  • 2 x Triangular Bandage (40 x 40 x 56)
  • 2 x safety pins (packed with triangular bandage)
  • 2 x 4 x 4 gauze pads
  • 4 x Bandaids
  • 1 x Sam Splint
  • 1 x Trauma shears
  • 1 x CPR mask
  • 1 x Roll Gauze (4")
  • 2 x non-latex gloves
  • 1 x medical tape (waterproof)
This accounts for a very basic kit.  Some considerations to keep in mind are that SAR members deploy in groups of two (a minimum) and that a much larger basic life support pack goes on every mission.

My personal hunting First Aid kit follows the recommendations by the American Red Cross and the list from John McCann's book, Build the Perfect Survival Kit.

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